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Upon arrival, Marine recruits receive their first instruction from a drill instructor at Parris Island, S.C.
Cpl. Christopher Vogt works as a canine handler and trains his dog, Kepie, to help protect the president of the United States.
Capt. Kutilek explains why he wanted to go into the infantry when he joined the Marine Corps.
An MEU is made up of ground, aviation and logistics combat elements, all operating under a unifying command element.
A Marine Corps captain describes his role as an artillery officer and leader of Marines.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael J. Wulf, a bulk fuel specialist, describes how "hot refueling" works.
Sgt. Ofman Gomez leads Marines in a firefighting exercise held at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Marines in Aviation Supply put in place the logistics and communications systems needed by aircrews.
Recruits learn the basics of weapons safety and marksmanship during grass week.
Recruits take on the Bayonet Assault Course and learn how to channel their intensity toward an enemy.
Drill instructors demand that recruits move quickly, be thorough and move as a unit.
Drill instructors guide recruits through receiving, as the recruits begin their transformation into United States Marines.
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